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Jean Nouvel, Saboteur?!

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Don't cry for the 200' chopped off the top of Jean Nouvel's planned MoMA Tower, Steve Cuozzo reports; the truth is the developer never planned to build it anytime soon anyway: "Since so much of the debate has to do with the project's skyline impact, how could Hines have gone to the city without showing the crown? 'Better to blame the city for an ugly, empty lot next door to the Museum of Modern Art than to say, We bought an empty lot and it will stay an empty lot,' suggested one of our cynical sources who keeps an eye on stalls around town." Wait?the Cuozz is alleging that Nouvel/Hines sabotaged their City Planning review in order to blame delays on the city? Scandalous! [NYP; previously]

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53 West 53rd Street, New York, NY

53 W 53rd St

53 West 53rd Street, Manhattan, NY 10019